About Chennai / Madras

Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is famous for its beaches , parks and arts. Marina beach is the most famous beach at Chennai. The beach is 12km in length and has statues of various famous people erected along the road side. There are statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Robert Caldwell, Dr Annie Besant, M. G. Ramachandran, Subramaniya Barathiyar, GU Pope, Kannagi, Sivaji Ganesan and Kamarajar. There is also a Triumph of Labour Statue. Elliots Beach and Breezy Beach are other famous beaches at Chennai. Guindy National Park lies inside the Chennai city limits and hosts a variety of animals and birds. Adjacent to National Park there is a Snake Park and a Children's Park. The Arignar Anna Zoological Park also lies inside the Chennai city limits. There is a National Art Gallery which displays objects of bronze used during Chola period. Valluvar Kottam is an auditorium in Chennai where all the versus of Thirukural are inscribed on its pillars. There are many temples and churches in and around Chennai. There are many shopping opportunitites in Chennai like in George Town and Parrys Corner.

Places nearby Chennai

Besttime for Chennai

Best time to visit Chennai is during October to February.

Food and Accomodation

Being the fourth largest Metropolitan city in India, Chennai have hotels suiting every budget.

Reaching Chennai

Chennai is 335km from Bangalore.

Route 1: Bangalore - Kolar - Palamner - Chittoor - Kancheepuram - Chennai.

SETC, KSRTC and Indian Railways runs direct services Bangalore to Chennai. A couple of airways provide direct Bangalore - Chennai flights. To roam around in Chennai, Chennai Suburban Railway trains and Metropolitan Transport Corporation buses are available.

Chennai Trips


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